Contributed by Stanly Galo Sy
The CMC Wildcats notched its much-needed first win of the Diliman Games 2011, routing the Asian Institute of Tourism (AIT) team with a score of 62-42 Saturday afternoon at the CHK Gym.
Despite missing three players, the Wildcats had four players score double digits en route to victory against a team that narrowly defeated them in last year’s tournament.
Forward Mario Santos led CMC in scoring with 14 points, while swingman Julio Silvestre scored 11. Team captain Moe Del Rosario scored 10 points, and guard Martin Javier scored 11 points off the bench, hitting three 3-pointers.
CMC took control as early as the first quarter, never relinquishing the lead throughout the game. They scored eight unanswered points after a series of turnovers off the inbounds pass by AIT in the second quarter.
AIT guard Champ Nanaman led all scorers with 27 points.
The Wildcats go up against the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy on Monday, Feb. 7. They currently have a 1-2 win-loss record.
CMC: Santos 14, Silvestre 11, Javier 11, Del Rosario 10, Morales 9, Manalang 4, Manicad 2, Balilia 1
Stanly Galo Sy plays center for the CMC Wildcats. However, he is out for the season after sustaining an injury in the Wildcats’ first game.